Sunday, November 6, 2016

Premier of New Works, Friction Quartet, Sunday, December 4

Friction Quartet teams up with a group of vocalist for the premiere of new works by composers Nick Benavides, Danny Clay, Noah Luna, and Mark Winges*. Each of these new works draws inspiration from an artist that died young: the great Hank Williams, charismatic cellist Jacqueline du Pré, bebop legend Charlie Parker, and the American poet Joe Bolton. 

This project is made possible by the generosity of George Hopkins, Russ Irwin, San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, and the Zellerbach Foundation.

When: Sunday, December 4 @ 7:30 PM 

Where: The Women's Building

3543 18th St.

San Francisco, California


Trying to play clean - Nick Benavides

no more darkness, no more night  
 - Danny Clay

On this coast without a shore  - Noah Luna

The Moon Dreams of Jacqueline* 
- Mark Winges



At the door: $20 general / $10 under 30
Advance: $18/ $9 via BPT


Vocal Quartet:

Amy Foote, soprano
Molly Mahoney, mezzo soprano
Michael Desnoyers, tenor
Sidney Chen, bass

* Lyrics "A veces la luna plena/Sometimes the Full Moon" 
poem by Rafael Jesús González

----A veces la luna plena

---------------a Elena

A veces la luna plena
es tan fría que no parece
merecer ser tan bella.

Pero hay noches
en que la datura amarilla
con su perfume espeso
e presta a la luna color y calor.
Esas noches es testigo la luna
de que lo que hemos bailado
ni la muerte nos puede quitar.

A veces la luna plena
es tan bella que no parece
merecer ser tan fría.


----Sometimes the Full Moon

------------------for Elena

Sometimes the full moon
Is so cold that it seems
not to deserve being so beautiful.

But some nights
the yellow datura
with its dense perfume
lends color & warmth to the moon.

The moon is witness, those nights,
that what we have danced
not even death can take from us.

Sometimes the full moon
is so beautiful that it seems
not to deserve being so cold.


------------© Rafael Jesús González 2016

(La musa lunática/The Lunatic Muse
Pandemonium Press, Berkeley 2009) 


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